Dr. Max Abrahms’ research focus is international security, especially terrorism. He is associate professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty fellow at India’s Observer Research Foundation, and an editorial board member on the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.
Abrahms has published in many journals such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, and Harvard Business Review. Abrahms is also a frequent terrorism analyst in the media, especially on the consequences of terrorism, its motives, and the implications for counterterrorism strategy.
Previously, he has been awarded fellowships and financial backing from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University and Stanford University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University.